SLTDA insists no move by tourism industry to boycott awards

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has strongly rejected claims that tourism industry leaders have decided to boycott the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards...

One person killed in Mount Lavinia shooting incident

One person was killed in a shooting incident in Mount Lavinia this evening, the Police said. The Police said the victim was a 30 year old...

President says UNP leader will never step down

President Maithripala Sirisena says United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will never step down and let others take the party leadership role. He said...

RTI Commission orders release of Ranil’s asset declaration

In a landmark decision the Right to Information Commission (RTIC) directed the Presidential Secretariat to disclose the declaration of assets and liabilities of Ranil Wickremesinghe...

CDS granted bail on strict conditions

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne was today granted bail on strict conditions. Wijegunaratne had been remanded till today by the Fort Magistrate. On being granted...

UN officials visit Mullaitivu to gather information

United Nations officials visited Mullaitivu to gather information on the impact the political crisis is having on human rights. North based Tamil media reported that...

Nalaka de Silva further remanded

Former Terrorist Investigations Department head, (DIG) Nalaka de Silva, was today ordered to be further remanded till December 11th. He was arrested in October by the...

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya slams SLBC chief

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) came under fire in Parliament today with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya accusing him of disregarding instructions...

Parliament to meet again on December 12th

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today announced that Parliament will meet again on December 12th at 1.30 pm. Parliament met this morning without the participation of the United People's...

AG tells SC it has no authority to decide on dissolution of Parliament

The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court (SC) today that it has no authority to decide on the dissolution of Parliament. The AG made the observation...

UK urged to take action on Sri Lanka

The UK's All Party Parliamentary Group on Tamils (APPGT) met with the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mark Field, urging...

President insists his issue with Ranil nothing personal

President Maithripala Sirisena today insisted that his issue with United National Front (UNF) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is nothing personal. Speaking at the Sri Lanka Freedom...

Police fire tear gas to disperse IUSF protest

The Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a protest staged by university students in Fort today. The protest was staged by the Inter...

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena further remanded

Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena were today ordered to be further remanded in the treasury...

Appeal filed against order issued on MR and cabinet

An appeal has been filed in the Supreme Court against the court order issued on Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet. The Appeal Court yesterday issued notice...

UNF sticks to conditions to hold early elections

The United National Front (UNF) today refused to budge from its main conditions to agree for an early Parliamentary election. Deposed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

President tells Secretaries to fulfill their respective duties

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed Secretaries to the Ministries to fulfill their respective duties after the Court of Appeal yesterday issued an interim injunction temporarily restraining...

UPFA decides to boycott Parliament sessions tomorrow

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to boycott Parliament sessions tomorrow. UPFA Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake said the UPFA will not attend Parliament sessions tomorrow...

Elephant killed in train accident near Mankulam

An elephant was killed after being hit by a train near Mankulam today. The train which was operating between Colombo and Jaffna crashed into the...

AMCHAM Sri Lanka concerned over impact to investments

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka expressed concern of the impasse reached in light of the current political developments in the country. While...